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  • Mupirocin


    Mupirocin, sold under the brand name Bactroban among others, is a topical antibiotic useful against superficial skin infections such as impetigo or folliculitis. It may also be used to get rid of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) when present in the nose without symptoms. Due to concerns of developing resistance, use for greater than ten days is not recommended. It is used as a cream or ointment applied to the skin. Common side effects include itchiness and rash at the site of application, headache, and nausea. Long term use may result in increased growth of fungi. Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding appears to be safe. Mupirocin is in the carboxylic acid class of medications. It works by blocking a bacteria's ability to make protein, which usually results in bacterial death. Mupirocin was initially isolated in 1971 from Pseudomonas fluorescens. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. The wholesale cost in the developing world is about US$2.10 for a 15 g tube. In the United States, a course of treatment costs $25 to $50.

  • List of antiviral drugs


    This is a list of antiviral drugs.__NOTOC__ 1. A ---- Abacavir Use for HIV Acyclovir (Aciclovir) Use for herpes e.g. Chicken pox Adefovir Use for chronic Hepatitis B Amantadine Use for influenza Amprenavir(Agenerase) Use for inhibition of HIV Ampligen Arbidol Atazanavir Atripla (fixed dose drug) 2. B ---- Balavir 3. C ---- Cidofovir Combivir (fixed dose drug) 4. D ---- Dolutegravir Darunavir Delavirdine Didanosine Docosanol 5. E ---- Edoxudine Efavirenz Emtricitabine Enfuvirtide Entecavir Ecoliever 6. F ---- Famciclovir Fixed dose combination (antiretroviral) Fomivirsen Fosamprenavir Foscarnet Fosfonet Fusion inhibitor 7. I ---- Ibacitabine Imunovir Idoxuridine Imiquimod Indinavir Inosine Integrase inhibitor Interferon type III Interferon type II Interferon type I Interferon 8. L ---- Lamivudine Lopinavir Loviride 9. M ---- Maraviroc Moroxydine Methisazone 10. N ----- Nelfinavir Nevirapine Nexavir Nitazoxanide Nucleoside analogues Norvir 11. O ----- Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) 12. P ----- Peginterferon alfa-2a Penciclovir Peramivir Pleconaril Podophyllotoxin Protease inhibitor (pharmacology) 13. R ----- Raltegravir Reverse transcriptase inhibitor Ribavirin Rimantadine Ritonavir Pyramidine 14. S ----- Saquinavir Sofosbuvir Stavudine Synergistic enhancer (antiretroviral) 15. T ----- Telaprevir Tenofovir Tenofovir disoproxil Tipranavir Trifluridine Trizivir Tromantadine Truvada 16. V ----- Valaciclovir (Valtrex) Valganciclovir Vicriviroc Vidarabine Viramidine 17. Z ----- Zalcitabine Zanamivir (Relenza) Zidovudine

  • Aciclovir


    Aciclovir (ACV), also known as acyclovir, is an antiviral medication. It is primarily used for the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections, chickenpox, and shingles. Other uses include prevention of cytomegalovirus infections following transplant and severe complications of Epstein-Barr virus infection. It can be taken by mouth, applied as a cream, or injected. Common side effects include nausea and diarrhea. Potentially serious side effects include kidney problems and low platelets. Greater care is recommended in those with poor liver or kidney function. It is generally considered safe for use in pregnancy with no harm having been observed. It appears to be safe during breastfeeding. Aciclovir is a nucleic acid analogue made from guanosine. It works by decreasing the production of the virus's DNA. The discovery of aciclovir was announced in 1977. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system. It is available as a generic medication and is marketed under many brand names worldwide. The wholesale cost as of 2014 to 2016 was between US$0.03 and US$0.12 for a typical dose by mouth. The cost of a typical course of treatment in the United States is less than US$25.

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